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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:18 PM

Chuck Hagel Sworn in as 24th Secretary of Defense

Source: Alaska Native News

The United States Senator from Nebraska, Chuck Hagel is now Secretary Hagel as he was sworn in today to become the 24th Secretary of Defense.

His swearing in comes one day after his confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Hagel's collegues denied his confirmation with a full vote for almost two weeks before agreeing to an up or down vote yesterday. He was confirmed by a vote of 58-41 on Tuesday.

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Hagel, the first Secretary to be a Vietnam War vet and enlisted soldier to become the Pentagon top spot, will have his work cut out for him immediately as he takes office as the Pentagon is facing major budget cuts as well as billions more in cuts if the sequestration takes effect on Friday.

Later this morning, Hagel will address Department of Defense employees and then meet with senior staff and other military leaders.


Read more: http://alaska-native-news.com/national_news/7878-chuck-hagel-sworn-in-as-24th-secretary-of-defense.html

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:20 PM

1. There is nothing that makes me more hopeful than having two Vietnam vets who had the guts to stand

up and say no as the leaders in DC. Hopefully I will not live to eat my words.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:23 PM

2. Neocon chicken hawks not liking this one

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 03:12 PM

3. I'd say that's an

understatement, Kingofalldems, and their heads are actually

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